On a wet and windy day in 1903, a taste of the Wild West chugged into town. Bill Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, arrived in Thornbury on the 5th October with his Wild West extravaganza. An arena was set up on fields close to Leeds Road and 28,000 people arrived to watch battles and chases and demonstrations of sharp shooting. Sadly persistent rain turned the arena into a mud bath and wind collapsed a house onto part of the arena.
The start of Leeds Road in Thornbury, which is a district of Bradford adjacent to the Leeds metropolitan boundary
Return to the map Part 4 - Woodhall Lake to Cockersdale, click the blue button
Return to the West Leeds Country Park and Green Gateways home page, click the green button